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State Honors Easton Firefighter Killed During Sandy

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Saturday in honor of Lt. Russell Neary, the Easton firefighter who was killed in the line of duty during Hurricane Sandy.

Neary, 55, was the president of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department. He  served with the force for 10 years. He will be buried on Saturday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Neary’s family, friends, and fellow firefighters during this terrible time,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “He died in the line of duty doing what he loved to do: helping people. This was a devastating storm for the region, made exponentially worse by the death of Lt. Neary and the three Connecticut residents who lost their lives."

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